The University of Exeter’s world-leading diabetes research team has appealed for donations to continue a worldwide genetic testing programme which can dramatically improve lives for babies born with diabetes.
Exeter scientists have discovered a simple, efficient way to recreate the early structure of the human embryo from stem cells in the laboratory. The new approach unlocks new ways of studying human fertility and reproduction.
A Genomic Medicine student at the University of Exeter has received a prestigious national student surgery award of £3,000 for her project on thyroid cancer. Her work aims to help clinicians find the right treatment and care for each patient.
People who take a commonly-prescribed drug for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should not assume they are protected after a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, after a large-scale study found many had poor antibody responses.
A national leader in public health is taking up a new role at the University of Exeter.
Research led by the University of Exeter and presented today at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference (DUKPC) 2021 has revealed that type 1 diabetes is likely to directly cause certain musculoskeletal conditions, including frozen shoulder.
Alumnus Dominic Proctor (MSc Clinical Education, 2019) has won the undergraduate category in the ‘Excellent Medical Education’ Programme.
A major new grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will fund studies to help GPs diagnose cancer more swiftly in people who have other health conditions, so that more lives can be saved.
Physiotherapists can now sign up for a free online programme to reduce the common and disabling problem of falls in people with Parkinson’s.
Students studying Medicine, Nursing and Medical Imaging at the University of Exeter have supported the NHS in a wide range of roles throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Excellence in primary care research at the University of Exeter has been recognised, through membership of a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) collaboration designed to strengthen parts of the NHS.
Thanks to a generous donation from Exeter alumnus Mr David Higgins (Law 1990), all 913 Medicine (BMBS programme) students at the University of Exeter have been offered a £30 voucher to spend at one of three food retailers.
Commonly-prescribed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) drug infliximab blunts the immune system to COVID-19 infection, potentially increasing the risk of reinfection.
The University of Exeter has signed up as an associate partner to DATA-CAN: The Health Data Research Hub for Cancer.
University of Exeter spin-out SENISCA secures £1.3M investment for pioneering anti-ageing technology
SENISCA, a University of Exeter biotech spin-out company has been successful in securing £1.3M for the development of its ground-breaking anti-ageing technology.
Diagnostic Radiography students in Medical Imaging at the University of Exeter College of Medicine and Health have begun studying using virtual reality (VR) x-ray rooms, allowing them to enhance their clinical skills training by practicing techniques learned in their x-ray room sessions.
New research, which brings healthcare data together with ground-breaking ecological techniques, could set a roadmap for refining pollen forecasts in the future.
A University of Exeter Data Science team have helped develop a tool that could modernise the way Ambulance Trusts predict and respond to demand, at a critical time for the NHS.
New research project ENLIVEN will help older people living with cognitive impairment – including dementia – to be more active and independent and experience a better quality of life through increasing their contact with the natural environment.
Europeans spend more than £700 billion (€800bn) a year on recreational visits to water bodies – but perceived poor water quality costs almost £90 billion (€100bn) in lost visits, a new study has found
Eminent scientists warn that key ecosystems around Australia and Antarctica are collapsing, and propose a three-step framework to combat irreversible global damage
Some of the University of Exeter’s brightest stars from across the Medicine, Medical Science and Medical Imaging programmes have been awarded for their academic and extracurricular achievements.
Progressive exercise and early mobilisation are among the elements of rehabilitation programmes that may improve recovery for people who are hospitalised with severe COVID-19
New research has highlighted the value of recycling general anaesthetic used in routine operations
Scientists have identified a way to “rescue” muscle cells that have genetically mutated, paving the way to a possible new treatment for rare childhood illness such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)
Leading University of Exeter experts in public health and social mobility have been made fellows of the prestigious Academy of Social Sciences.
A technology that is widely used by commercial genetic testing companies is “extremely unreliable” in detecting very rare variants
A new largescale genetic analysis has found biological mechanisms that contribute to making people more susceptible to muscle weakness in later life, finding that diseases such as osteoarthritis and diabetes may play a large role in susceptibility
Exeter alumnus Dr Alex George (Medicine, 2015) has been appointed as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador to advise government and raise the profile of mental health education and wellbeing in schools
An anti-inflammatory treatment routinely used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis has been found to reduce death risk in hospitalised patients with COVID-19
Learning through play can perform a crucial role in higher education by removing barriers to creativity and improving wellbeing, argues a group of academics advocating the development of ‘playful universities’.
NHS degree apprenticeships with University of Exeter go from strength to strength – despite COVID-19
The NHS has within a year become the top employer working with the University of Exeter on its degree apprenticeships programmes, in a statement of the university’s commitment to public service and improving access to higher education.
Higher excess COVID-19 death risk in middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes raises vaccine prioritisation questions
A largescale analysis led by the University of Exeter has found a disproportionately higher COVID-19 death risk in middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes
A new grant of $1.2 million (£880,000) from The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) is funding a collaboration involving the University of Exeter to find the cause of a rare form of cancer, and unlock new treatment pathways
New research has found that men who have the Western world’s most common genetic disorder are more likely to develop dementia, compared to those without the faulty genes
A new experiment goes live today, investigating how people respond to different kinds of digital nature experience
Loneliness in adults aged 50 and over during the COVID-19 lockdown was linked to worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms, according to a large-scale online study.
Research into motion sensitivity could lead to improved rehabilitation programmes and an improvement in building designs for people with a rare inner ear condition that affects their balance
New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives
Exeter’s excellence in primary care will help upskill practitioners across the globe, in a new course that aims to make a meaningful impact in communities worldwide
Patients admitted to very full hospitals have an increased chance of dying which is equivalent to being up to 11 years older
Typically characterised as poisonous, corrosive and smelling of rotten eggs, hydrogen sulfide’s reputation may soon get a facelift
A large global trial designed to test the theory that the widely used BCG vaccine might help protect against COVID-19 amongst healthcare staff and care home workers is expanding.
Diabetes nursing professor Maggie Shepherd is one of just four UK nurses and midwives to be included among the Women in Global Health’s 100+ Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives.
A difference in blood pressure readings between arms is linked to greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have identified a way to “rescue” cells that have genetically mutated
Pioneering new research has made a pivotal breakthrough that dispel concerns that human stem cells could contain cancer-causing mutations.
People in European countries with the strictest COVID-19 lockdown policies were more likely to show symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to an international study investigating the impact of disconnecting from nature.
New research could shed light on the mystery cause of a lung disease that is a major killer, and potentially unlock new treatments
£300,000 from NIHR to investigate the views of older adults on strategies to improve recovery from planned surgery
A team of researchers from across the University of Exeter Medical School, has secured £300,000 in funding to continue their work into the impact of strategies to improve the recovery of older adults undergoing planned surgery.
Have you recently wondered how social-distancing and self-isolation may be affecting your brain?
Genetics of mother and baby contribute to most cases where babies are born very large or very small, according to new research
Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter, has won the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2020
Nearly one million people in the UK have dementia
An innovative hip stem developed in Exeter 50 years ago today has now been implanted in more than two million patients across the globe
Exeter researchers are seeking local volunteers to take part in the world’s most detailed study into the onset and development of Alzheimer’s disease
Staff from across the College of Medicine and Health have been recognised for their achievements, successes and student support at the College Aureus Awards 2020
Strong sleeping pills known as ‘Z-drugs’ are linked with an increased risk of falls, fractures and stroke among people with dementia
Men who have the Western world’s most common genetic disorder, haemochromatosis, are ten times more likely to develop liver cancer
Leading academics from the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the world’s most influential researchers, according to a prestigious new ranking.
A £12.2 million funding boost will help scientists at the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust contribute to national efforts to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves
Nearly a third of hospitals in England reached maximum ventilator bed capacity during first wave of Covid-19 pandemic
Thirty percent of hospitals in England reached their maximum occupancy levels for beds with mechanical ventilation support during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic
Researchers at the University of Exeter have won more than £800,000 in funding to study a deadly lung disease – idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
University of Exeter researchers have been awarded £239,000 to explore suicidal thoughts, homicidal thoughts, and self-harm in parent carers
Providing support to help people with prediabetes make small changes to their lifestyle, diet and physical activity can almost halve the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Researchers have received £2.4 million to lead a clinical trial of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme for people with heart failure and caregivers.
Solving the genetic puzzle of why babies developed a rare type of diabetes has uncovered a new biological pathway that is fundamental to insulin production
Giving people with existing mental health conditions formal ‘green prescriptions’, may undermine some of the benefits
Two population screen and treat programmes commonly prescribed to prevent older people falling have no impact on reducing fractures
Young people across Europe are being recruited into a trial to put their smartphone addiction to good use, via an app called MyMoodCoach
A major new UK study investigating whether some patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) are at increased risk from COVID-19 has been launched in the South West
Health experts hope a new online webinar series will inspire people to make changes to protect the planet and human health
People are significantly less likely to smoke – and are more likely to successfully quit – if they live in green neighbourhoods, new research has found
A relatively new concept – the epigenetic clock – could inform us about how swiftly we age, and how prone we are to diseases of old age
An award of £900k will allow research at the University of Exeter to investigate the underlying mechanisms involved in depression
A blood test already available to GPs in the UK is more predictive of ovarian cancer than previously thought and could also help pick up other forms of cancer
Death rates from people with severe COVID-19 in hospital have dropped to around a half of the rate at the peak of the pandemic
A new regional network between the GW4 universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter has launched which will focus on research into neurodiversity and conditions such as ADHD and autism
The proportion of children experiencing a probable mental disorder has increased over the past three years
Researchers have developed a swift new method that could help reduce the problem of antibiotic resistance increasing via wastewater systems
A researcher who has conducted a robust and innovative series of studies on a type of depression therapy has won an award to recognise her work
A University of Exeter researcher has won a US award that recognises his achievements in researching the links between health and the natural environment
The College of Medicine and Health is hosting online events and running a social media campaign to mark the achievements of Black scientists, inventors, doctors and nurses in medicine.
An international team of experts have found no evidence that expensive biofeedback devices used in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women make any difference
A national authority on the links between allergy and asthmas has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours.
An Exeter researcher who specialises in discovering the cases of types of diabetes that affect babies has been named as Young Investigator of the Year by the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
Watching high quality nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods and reduce negative emotions
A largescale global trial, designed to test the theory that the widely-used BCG vaccine could help protect against COVID-19 will soon recruit healthcare staff and care home workers in the UK.
Type 1 diabetes can develop in babies under six months old, and the immune attack behind the condition may begin before they’re born
A home-based rehabilitation programme that could help thousands of heart failure patients to achieve a better quality of life has won a prestigious BMJ award.
The construction of a new £11.8 million Mental Health facility has begun at Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s (DPT) Torbay Hospital.
£1.2 million in government funding will help researchers develop an innovative online programme to improve and personalise care for people with dementia in care homes.
40% of all dementia diagnoses can be avoided
Five researchers at the University of Exeter have been awarded prestigious fellowships to tackle key issues from food and housing insecurities to autism diagnosis.
A team of researchers based in the Westcountry has been awarded nearly £2.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research.
A study of approximately 200,000 blood samples from the UK Biobank has identified more than 2,000 undiagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes.
Households purchasing high volumes of sugary or diet drinks are more likely to have low socio-economic status, higher body mass index (BMI) and overall less healthy food purchases.
An innovative University of Exeter spin-out company, which uses sophisticated mathematical modelling to help develop treatment plans for patients with epilepsy, has secured two prestigious government funding awards.
New research reveals current understanding of safe antibiotic levels in rivers may not prevent evolution of antibiotic resistance.
A study analysing over 650,000 hip replacement patients across England and Wales over 14 years sought to investigate why one hospital has consistently been identified as having better than expected outcomes compared to other settings.
More than 90 per cent of shoulder replacement implants last more than ten years, according to the largest study of its kind.
New research will help GPs to identify the signs, symptoms, and blood test results they should look for to swiftly diagnose cancer in people with unexpected weight loss. The findings have implications for existing health policy and guidelines.
A new 3D camera will help people living with disabilities in Cornwall gain unprecedented access to some of Cornwall's gems.
A new approach to predicting which babies will develop type 1 diabetes moves a step closer to routine testing for newborns
Graduates in medicine-related subjects at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth have received hampers thanking them for their work
Graduates at the University of Exeter celebrated finishing their degrees in an online ceremony to mark their achievements
Obesity UK is today launching guidelines to change the way doctors speak about obesity, developed in collaboration with the Univerity of Exeter.
Experts have increased the number of lifestyle factors known to influence our risk of developing dementia from nine to 12.
New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that identifies gaps in services for adults with ADHD across the UK
Blood platelet counts at the higher end of normal suggest a high risk of cancer in men aged 60 or over, and should be investigated
A national team of scientists and nurses, led from the University of Exeter, are researching nursing care for patients in hospital with COVID-19.
David Pencheon, Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter, has won the BMJ Outstanding Contribution to Health Award
Researchers at two leading Westcountry institutions have teamed up with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in a study
Partnership to drive forward experimental dementia research with data science and artificial intelligence
A new partnership brings together a combination of around a thousand scientists and innovators
A newly-developed tool aims to help workers and employees calculate the biological risk of an individual’s exposure to COVID-19.
New study identifies benefits to mood and well-being associated with short, frequent walks near bodies of water
University of Exeter scientists have developed a revolutionary new device that could allow health professionals to test patients’ antibody response to Covid-19 in as little as seven minutes.
Project to enhance climate hazard resilience and related disease prevention in Africa receives funding boost
Experts from the University of Exeter will lead a pioneering project to design digital innovations to help communities across Africa become more resilient to climate hazards and prevent outbreaks of associated diseases.
A national research collaboration has been awarded £1.85 million to investigate children’s health and maternal wellbeing.
The University of Exeter has leapt into the top five institutions in the world for research output on the links between green space and public health.
Students and staff at the University of Exeter have made huge efforts in repurposing research, teaching and University priorities in light of COVID-19.
The University of Exeter and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust are making a major contribution to the management of dialysis services.
An award of almost £1 million will help scientists at the University of Exeter unravel the genetics mysteries of a rare form of diabetes.
New research suggests there may be substantial indirect adverse effects of COVID-19 on children's physical and mental health.
People who go in the sea are more likely to experience symptoms of illness compared to non-bathers.
A steroid which was part of a nationwide COVID-19 trial that included patients in Exeter has been found to reduce the risk of dying in patients.
A new way of using genetics to diagnose diabetes could pave the way for better diagnosis and treatment in Indians, new research has concluded.
An art project involving people living with dementia has led to a book as well as an art exhibition that has been moved online to be enjoyed by all.
A new £1.4 million award from the Wellcome Trust will help researchers at the University of Exeter investigate pregnant mothers' obesity and health
Smartline, the University of Exeter technology and wellbeing project, is supporting the development of a ground-breaking app
In the largest study of the genetics of childhood obesity, researchers have looked at why some children gain weight very easily.
The University of Exeter has joined an international, research consortium which aims to improve how obese people will respond to treatment
A group of eight dementia researchers from the University of Exeter are aiming to run over 301km to raise money for pioneering dementia research.
The University of Exeter has received £2.5 million to establish one of two evidence review facilities to assess quality of research.
Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study.
Medical Imaging students from the University of Exeter Medical School who opted to graduate early had a successful online graduation ceremony
A project led by the University of Exeter has developed guidance and recommendations to optimise strategies to tackle mental ill-health in doctors
A rising research star from the University of Exeter has won £100k to launch her work into depression as part of a prestigious grant scheme.
A Medicine student at the University of Exeter has teamed up with two clinicians to launch an online seminar series.
An online study of 25,000 people is recruiting participants to help study the impact of COVID-19 isolation on the health and wellbeing of older people
A rapid assessment of COVID-19 implications for disabled people in Cornwall has illustrated a failure by central government to support people
A new analysis shows which certain pre-existing diseases may put older people at risk of developing more severe COVID-19, implying they may need special treatments and more shielding.
There were more than 300 million cases of hip and knee osteoarthritis worldwide in 2017 reveals a new analysis
A University of Exeter expert has come up with games featuring dancing, storytelling, running and acting to help families struggling to think of new things to do at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
An editorial paper has reviewed evidence and found that most of the UK deaths in doctors from COVID-19 are aged over 60.
NHS staff are being offered free training to deliver a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme to help support heart failure patients.
A project that links technology and housing to improve health and wellbeing in Cornwall is developing a guide to using online devices to reduce feelings of isolation during COVID-19 lockdown.
Spending time in the garden is linked to similar benefits for health and wellbeing as living in wealthy areas, according to a new large-scale study.
Having abnormally small red blood cells could indicate cancer, according to new research led by a University of Exeter student
A professor who consistently ranks in the global top five of neuroimaging will bring his expertise to Exeter’s new £10 million Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre.
People with low or no visual imagery are more likely to work in scientific and mathematical industries than creative sectors, according to new research.
The impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnosis and survival will be explored through research led by the University of Exeter.
New guidance has been developed to support people with dementia and family carers who are facing isolation and reduced services as a result of COVID-19.
An exciting national experiment reopens today, aiming to shed light on how listening to nature could impact wellbeing.
A new test which could detect whether people who have had COVID-19 are still infectious is under development
A new editorial has summarised evidence and concluded that people aged 60-69 are at risk of severe illness if infected with COVID-19.
The University of Exeter is supporting the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) to be at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19
A graduate from the University of Exeter is working alongside his clinician father in a Westcountry hospital in treating patients battling COVID-19.
A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry highlights an urgent need to tackle the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.
Medicine students who opted to graduate early to accelerate becoming junior doctors in the COVID-19 crisis
Patients in Exeter with COVID-19 are being recruited to the largest clinical trial in the world to investigate existing medicines which might be effective against the disease.
The experience of family carers during the COVID-19 pandemic will be explored in a series of weekly interviews conducted over the next three months.
Academics and clinicians across Devon and Cornwall are collaborating and innovating to improve testing capacity for COVID-19.
Academics and technical staff at the University of Exeter have united to send thousands of items of protective equipment to the frontline
Medicine and Medical Imaging students from the University of Exeter Medical School have opted to graduate early.
A medicine student at the University of Exeter has created cute characters and a rhyming story to explain covid-19 to children.
Scientists and clinicians in Exeter are part of a £20 million investment to unlock the secrets of COVID-19.
A funding appeal has been launched to help fast-track the development of a “pocket laboratory” that carries out quick, accurate and cost-effective blood tests that could revolutionise how health professionals track, trace and monitor the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19.
A medical student has won a highly competitive scholarship to intern with BMJ, going through an intense selection process to achieve the funding.
Children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes under the age of seven have a different form (or “endotype”) of the condition compared with those diagnosed aged 13 or above, new research has shown.
Medical students are heading by bear-o-plane to Ethiopia to volunteer in a new Maternity unit in Ethiopia, whilst delivering teddy bears to local children.
International blood pressure guidelines may require review, according to new research that found a link between low blood pressure and higher mortality rates.
A dementia diagnosis software system developed at the University of Exeter has received three grants totalling £73,000.
Two Exeter doctors will row for 24 hours in the first phase of preparation for an epic 3,000 mile world record bid across the Atlantic.
Three health researchers at the University of Exeter have been recognised as among the most prominent and prestigious in the country to be funded by the Government health research arm, NIHR.
Cases of potentially deadly brain damage as a result of stroke could be reduced after new research identified a pathway in the brain that causes swelling, and which responds to an innovative treatment.
An award winning innovation being used in theatres at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is saving money and helping to save the planet.
Leading UK soft drinks companies continued to experience positive growth in their share prices, despite widespread industry fears the tax would harm their businesses, researchers have found.
Banners created by people living with dementia who worked with a trio of well-known artists will be on display in Exeter until the end of March.
Prince Charles has awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education to a team at the University of Exeter.
A Clinical Education master’s student has had work published in an online medical journal.
A new Master in Public Health programme is launching at the University of Exeter, to nurture future global leaders with skills around complexity, leadership and decision-making.
A grant of £152,000 will allow researchers to investigate how manipulating specific brain cells can impact the body’s response to changes in blood sugar levels, which may help uncover the processes involved in diabetes.
Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents could have a long-term genetic impact.
The government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy has resulted in soft drinks manufacturers lowering sugar levels in their drinks
The University of Exeter has announced that it has been awarded £4 million in further funding to continue with a project researching technology, health and housing in Cornwall.
New research has shed fresh light on how the build-up of two proteins in the brain might affect the activity of genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
The first degree apprenticeship in the UK for diagnostic radiography has been approved and will launch this March.
The University of Exeter is part of a global initiative to revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Having genetically higher testosterone levels increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in women, while reducing the risk in men. Higher testosterone levels also increase the risks of breast and endometrial cancers in women, and prostate cancer in men.
Funding expected to total £1.2 million ($1,566,874) over four years from the USA’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help Exeter academics advance understanding about the underlying biological mechanisms leading to some people with Alzheimer’s disease developing psychosis.
The first degree apprenticeship in the UK for diagnostic radiography has been approved and will launch this March.
A University of Exeter genetics researcher has been recognised in the top 100 inspirational women in healthcare.
GPs are being urged to consider shortness of breath and cough as potential predictors of lung cancer, after a study found they were becoming more common as the first symptom in diagnosis.
A landmark translational research project called the Windows of Hope project, led by researchers from the University of Exeter, has defined more than 150 different genetic disorders in North American Anabaptist (Amish/Mennonite) communities.
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes.
A cancer researcher who heads up the medicine programme has been recognised in the top 100 inspirational women in healthcare.
People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.